Chas Bray | Nov 23, 2022 | Blog

Health and Safety in Construction – Safety Documentation

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Part 6

In previous blogs we have discussed the main roles and responsibilities of key duty holders within The Construction Design & Management Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015), we have also discussed the main documentation requirements to ensure CDM compliance. In this blog I want to cover the requirements for completing other safety documentation, such as safety reports/registers and forms, all of which should be part of your organisations’ safety management system (SMS).

What are Safety Reports and Forms (Registers)?

Safety reports and forms (registers) are live working documents that must be completed during the construction phases of the project (including mobilization), these ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with the agreed safe system of work (SSOW). For example:

When acting as a Trade Contractor (TC) or a Principal Contractor on a construction project, you are required to generate a Project Safety Manual (Folder), that will need to contain the following reports, forms (registers), as applicable based on scope of works:

The CDM regulations are a set of health and safety regulations that apply to all construction projects in Great Britain. The regulations aim to improve health and safety in the construction industry by ensuring that all projects are planned and managed in a safe way.

Further guidance: Temporary works—Construction health & safety (

Notify Technology can assist with the compilation of all your required records/registers and toolbox talks by using their Template Manager function, see below:

I strongly recommend a free demonstration to understand how Notify can help regarding your site documentation requirements.

The full series covering CDM Compliance


References Used:

HSE Website – Construction – Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 (

CITB Website – Construction (Design and Management) Regulations – CITB

Further reading